George William Walker, 102, of Wayne, NJ, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Born in Newark, NJ on November 3, 1917, Mr. Walker attended Our Lady of Good Council, and completed his education at Bloomfield Technical High School.
Mr. Walker had a 47-year career with Curtiss-Wright in Wood-Ridge, NJ, where he rose to position of Manager of Nuclear Manufacturing Engineering. George had a special love of flying and was a licensed pilot.
Mr. Walker is survived by his beloved partner, Wanda Gorman, his son Edward Walker and wife Joan Walker of Wayne, NJ, son Gregory Walker and wife Patricia Walker of Pompton Plains, NJ, daughter Carolyn Dacey and husband Mark Dacey of Wayne, NJ, and four grandchildren, Mary Walker-Golden and husband Wayne of Harmony, NJ, Laura Walker of Portland, OR, Charles Walker of Denver, CO, and Zackary Dacey of Wayne, NJ, as well as one great grandchild, Caleb Golden of Harmony, NJ.
Mr. Walker is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Marion Walker, his brothers Robert and Paul Walker, his first wife Mary Dowling, his second wife Virginia Ahearn (married 1950 until her passing in 1994).
George resided in the Pines Lake area of Wayne since 1960. He designed and organized the building of a home for his family. He made many great friendships and served as President of the Pines Lake Seniors. George helped manage care of the association properties, and designed the maintenance building at South Beach.
George enjoyed traveling; family vacations to Maine, and cruises on the Queen Mary with "his Wanda". George, Dad, Pop-Pop believed in hard work and attention to details. He loved the earth and gardening. His advice was priceless, and his example was even better. His legacy of love and friendship continues to unfold.
Memorial services will be planned at a later date.
If you would like to make a donation to THIRTEEN in honor of George Walker, please log on to www.thirteen.org, or call 1-800-468-9913.
If you would like to personally post your condolences and memories you may do so here.